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    Summer Day shall be Eau Sauvage. My summer standby.

    That could also be a Bot Day pick, but I think I will have to go with Corsica Furiosa for that one.

    I wore it yesterday and my wife...
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    Re: Your favorite "wet" or aquatic frangrance

    I was thinking of this one as well...though it actually quite "wet" to my nose, as in wet flowers and foliage.
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    Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    Not sure it’s data mining per se. Seems more like these posts are the result of seeing perfume purely and exclusively as a means to a certain end. It’s just the reality for some in this hobby. I’m...
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    Re: How do you store your samples

    Ohhh I like. Particularly that it holds them upright and visible.
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    Re: How do you store your samples

    Like this:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210611/69d71bf3e963fb9d941cbdcfe588b89a.jpg

    And also this:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210611/9e8ca74a654fd66cc3873cef1587b592.jpg

    Need to...
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    Here is "my" castle in Ireland. The deep ancestors who gave me my last name lived here...so, probably like my great x15-20 grandmother and grandfather.

    I visited a few years ago...it's in a very...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Agree with above on Jeke. I think it’s more or less smoked Baque, which is a good thing. And Baque is dark Kiste. I see all three as related, like you start with Kiste and then turn up the...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Both EDCs were quite good, I thought. CI, my guess is there's a combination of ACs and real ambergris in the base of Indonesie. To your point, it felt familiar enough to high end designers (Orage,...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Y

    A very nice lemony-herbal chypre. Bracing, not sweet, probably vintage, or at least it's very vintage in style and personality. From memory, it reminds of YSL Pour Homme the most, or maybe...
  10. Re: Article: 7 Forgotten Scents That Still Smell Great

    I must say I disagree with the Z-14 formula still being acceptable. But as a general recommendation of seldom discussed scents it hold up nicely.

    I did a double take at Helmut Lang making the...
  11. Article: 7 Forgotten Scents That Still Smell Great

    This is one of those “list” articles that are everywhere, but this one’s...good?

    The scents are on point and so are the summaries.
    ...
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    I'm going with the lighter side of Guerlain today, starting with Eau de Guerlain EDT, and then moving to Eau du Coq.

    Later, I'll have to decide...Heritage EDT and Mitsouko EDC vintage are the...
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    In light of this, I think you might really like New West.
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    Guess I should have clarified my actual vote! I voted for New West, and love New West, but don't really consider it an aquatic. It smells to me like an dry, somewhat spicy, aromatic herbal-green...
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    You might want to check out Polo Blue.

    Smells great, very smooth for an aquatic as I recall. But, doesn't last. One of my friends wore it long ago, and I enjoyed it on him.

    Is Bulgari Aqua an...
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    Updating: Giving Alien Man an experimental spin today, to see if my opinion has changed. Answer: not really. This is one I can respect, but it just doesn't work for me. The big floral and general...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    The big boy tonight, 1993 Sanofi.

    So good.

    Can we talk about the sandalwood mentioned earlier? Would this be incensey-spicy Australian sandalwood? I’m trying to sniff it out.
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    Re: A Lounge for us "Under Sprayers"

    Yesterday I wore 2 sprays of Guerlain Vol de Nuit EDT. It was great, just enough to give me little golden puffs throughout the day. In the afternoon, I was mountain biking in a cool, light, alpine...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Happy Kouros Day!

    Starting out with Kouros Cologne Sport.

    It's a nice day wear, brisk and sharp, very much like the original, but with most of the honey and civet surgically removed, leaving...
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    It is very much a space-age sweetish herbal floral fougere. The anise-dill herbal component is the strangest little tweak, and I recall being a little uncertain about it, against what seemed to me...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    This bump spurred me to wear it today.

    Man, this stuff just works for me. The new image that occurred to me is the hot stones in a sauna...as if the water poured on them has subtle modern green...
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    Change of plans: Went with Chanel no 19 modern EDP today. I had a sample of this, but actually never wore it, as I always defaulted to the vintage EDT.

    I must say this seems very different,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Has to be Fazzolari Feu Secret for me. I think it's the most irisy iris I have at the moment. Such an odd and unique take, too. Rooty, herbal-cool, woody, cool spice.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed on Atlantic Ambergris, in case RA is listening. Might be a hard one to replicate, though.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    This spurred to me wear Vent Vert yesterday, which in my mind's eye is along these lines: dry, lacking fruity florals, mineralic rock water. I love that stuff...is it somewhat in the arena,...
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    Re: A Lounge for us "Under Sprayers"

    Yeah, per above I mean the top/back of my wrists. Easier to sniff, less surface contact.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    That sounds goooood. As I haven't smelled Dior Eau Fraiche, what other Roudnitska does it most resemble in your opinion?
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    Re: A Lounge for us "Under Sprayers"

    Hey, me too! While sitting and working, wrist sprays are just fine and give me all the scent I need for general enjoying and up-close sniffs. Plus I can easily wash it off if I want to wear something...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    ^ Yeah, largely how I feel as well, with a few standouts. It's a house I appreciate more on an intellectual level than an emotional one.

    Still think these could play very well for folks not...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Eau de Patou

    So good. Happy juice.
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron or CdG Sequoia?

    Cool! Keep in mind, though, that GGA doesn't smell "like" Cuiron. It's more of a personality thing, the way they present their chosen leather notes, with a dryness, tang, and lack of sweetness. They...
  32. Re: Voyage d'Hermes - EdT or Parfum, if I can only get one?

    They have a similar wet/crisp/green feeling on top but don't really smell similar to me. Voyage lasts much longer in both concentrations. Maybe Voyage has a little angelica for green effect, but I...
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    Re: Kouros thread question

    I have to smell side by side and concentrate to detect significant differences. Eau de Sport buffs out a little of the sharpness and general "aggression" of the original on top, that's all. I think...
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    Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    Bleu, easy.

    Clearly we have lots of voters who aren't commenting.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It’s probably just my special nickname, but you can certainly borrow it!
  36. [CONUS] Re: Various bottles and minis, you know you want to look

    bump
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Followed Third Man with Pour un Homme yesterday evening, and I’m keeping the Caron train moving with The Yat today.
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    Decided to stick with Caron:

    Pour un Homme
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    It just occurred to me that Fougere Emeraude shares a good bit with Caron Third Man (which we are both wearing, CB!).

    Third Man is obviously more lavender based up top and uses different floral...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I think this is going to be my SOTE. We have the same bottle...I love those boxes!
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    In sync with Caron Third Man

    I saw the movie a long time ago, but need to give it another go at some point. I don't remember much about it, to be honest.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Cartier Santos Eau de Sport

    Doesn’t smell that sporty, but that’s OK. It’s good.
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    Re: The Price/Smell Fragrance Matrix...

    I'm just now seeing this, and I have to say, satirical or not...that is one fantastic chart. Dead on.

    I'd add an asterisks that if you are lucky enough to find something in your holy grail zone,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Agreed, and synced!
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron or CdG Sequoia?

    If you didn't like Gucci Guilty Absolute, you may struggle with Cuiron. They smell different, but share a certain focused intensity and dryness. I don't know...maybe sample Cuiron. I really like...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I cannot look at the words "Eau de Roche" without thinking "Eau de Roach". Still want to sniff it though!

    Quietly following thread with fascination and appreciation as summer is gaining steam! I...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    I don't seem to have a sample D. Just A, B,C, Y, Z.
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    Re: Any fans of MFK Amyris?

    I think it's good stuff, especially as a representative of 2010s era masculine designer trends. I like the way it smells and wears.

    Like, if you want just one example of the era and its dominant...
  49. Poll: Re: What's better between these Chanel and Paco Rabanne fragrances?

    Same, exactly. I was pondering the Chanels and my mouse just drifted to AHS.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Agreed re: price/ml... at that price, I'd probably already have bought Fougere Emeraude, and would seriously consider Chypre Azural. I'm giving it another spin today, and I really do think it would...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Ooops, I looked back and it was actually #7 that I loved, with its spiced incense, but #6 was pretty wild and also sticks in my memory. Less of a love, more of a fascination with that one.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    This is the second of the pass that I’d buy if I came across it for a reasonable price, after #6.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Ok, in guess mode now.

    Aramis 900?
  54. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Here are two with sort of off the wall reasons:

    Givenchy Pi Air - Redneck, because I associate him modern synths, and he seems to find value where many others don’t. He may have posted something...
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    Moving to Kouros this evening, what with the ancient Greek theme and all.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210514/aaa816e9868b0c4687bdb165fe882dcc.jpg

    With I+H:

    Parfum d’Empire Corsica Furiosa

    Smells a lot like this landscape looks: dry, green, brushy, stony. I...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella. Which are your favorites ?

    Yes, exactly. I think of the style as “rustic”. When it works, it really works.

    However, to MM’s point above, it can also be daunting and repetitive, smelling all their creations in a row. I have...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme today.

    I'm going to shave later and use my PRPH aftershave balm, which makes shaving much more enjoyable.
  59. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Well, there is also “green chypres generally” for me, including and especially C19.

    And Roudnitskas...EdH, but also very much Diorella.

    You are popular in my ‘drobe!
  60. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Adding a few more from my wardrobe:

    CdG Vettiveru -> Mikeperez
    Corsica Furiosa, Z-14, Declaration -> More Cook.bot
    Jicky -> Primrose
    Futuros -> hednic
    Carven Le Vetiver -> Megamav
    Pasha & RL...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Synced!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I will have to try this with my Capucci Pour Homme, whose atomiseur is flaccid.


    Le Galion Eau Noble tonight.
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella. Which are your favorites ?

    Texture: Crunchy and organic smelling

    Heft: It's fairly intense, but focused and doesn't wear heavily.

    3Dness: Smells very realistic and complete.

    It is closer to the latter group that you...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample C

    Old school sharp green floral leather chypre. I think it starts with a whole heap of crunchy galbanum, aldehypes, and various bright green herbal/floral notes. Probably bergamot, maybe...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Mint! I knew I got something cool up top!

    Those notes feel like truth in advertising. “Smoky animal”, not so much. Musk, yes, but buffed clean vanilla benzoin musk. No smoke, to me. Cool...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    CB, I can pass along the Dilettante sample (with thanks to yellowtone). Paying it forward!

    Didn’t see that it was discontinued :(
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella. Which are your favorites ?

    Funny, to me it epitomizes a patch soliflore. The platonic ideal of earthy patchouli, neat. Almost comes off as a good patchouli EO, with just a few bells and whistles.

    To me, patchouli is just...
  68. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    ^Oh, you for Penhaligon’s Elixir, for sure! Fun to know that same scent reminds you of someone else!
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    I will say that I appreciated the deep base a lot more than the particular route it took to arrive there, which is a nice change of pace.

    Much of the sugary sweetness and synthetics I detected...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Yeah, Chanel manages its inventory with an iron first, but otherwise I feel like most brands including Hermes allow some stock to trickle to discounters pretty quickly. Or their supply chain just...
  71. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Antaeus and Jules -> Bavard

    Nuit de Noel and several other vintage Carons -> grayspoole

    Patou Ma Liberte -> Rick58 & Beth62

    Almost any esoteric pre-1930 bottle pictured -> PStoller

    Azzaro...
  72. Re: Chanel having a great run with Olivier Polge ....

    I gather he also did many of the Les Exclusif EDPs, even though they aren't credited to him. Is that right?

    E.g. I just looked up Sycomore EDP as an example, and there's no perfumer credit...but...
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    Re: Kouros thread question

    Interesting!

    My bottle is also 91%. Batch #00571, so 1990 Parfums Corp. I don't know what, if anything, the alcohol % has to do with a technical "Sport" classification, if such thing exists or...
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    Re: Best reasonably priced leather fragrance?

    Yeah, joining the Gucci Guilty Absolute chorus.

    I, too, would probably like it better in a car than on myself. I don't mind petrol notes, per se. It's just so austere, stripped down, hard-edged,...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Gotta say, this is an excellent concise description of VH.
  76. Re: Menthe Fraiche Eau de Parfum by HEELEY or YSL Live Jazz

    Well, I pretty much agree with you, and sold my bottle of Menthe Fraiche some time ago. Base is just blah. Came back around to Lacoste Booster, though...change of heart from negative to positive on...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I tired the modern version awhile back in a pass. It was my least favored Roudnitska that I’ve smelled :( ...but I don’t get along with strong LoV. Wasn’t so much that I found it too feminine...LoV...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Rochas Globe this afternoon. Liking it as usual. Nice spring option. Seems smoother than usual today.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Revillon French Line, first wear.

    Wow, I'm loving this. Spicy and aromatic, but also sooth, mellow and informal. Really nice to wear. Represents a crowded category, but sits right up near the top...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Haa! I suppose I should have known that about you and neroli! Not trying to talk you into it, but honestly it smells unlike any neroli I'd smelled previously. Claire's review does a good job...
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    Re: Favorite Natural Leaning Vetiver Perfumes

    MPG Route du Vetiver

    I don't know if it's actually natural or not, but it certainly does smell like a root, and dirt.
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    That sounds super nice.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    CB, thinking about how much you've struggled with samples to find something you like...have tried much from Hiram Green? I know I gave you some Slowdive awhile back, a honey scent. But his florals...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I'm wearing a little dab of Fracas, from a roller bottle that Bot apparently wanted several states away from her, for safety.

    True to form, it does not smell like a little dab.
  85. Re: flying in USA with lots of perfume - checked bags - how much can you take?

    Ah ha!! Hednic for the win!
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    B

    Opens with a sweet, bright citrus (orange?), and a cooling, almost minty-mentholated sweet white floral soap accord. It seems sort of Prada-like in some ways.

    The cooling elements recede...
  87. Re: flying in USA with lots of perfume - checked bags - how much can you take?

    I've travelled with numerous bottles of booze and/or larger perfume bottles in my checked luggage...no restrictions there, other than customs declarations, which as Andy said...nobody cares.
    ...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    I just missed on the timing!

    Averted my eyes, but still saw A's house (and I must say, the house aligns with the brightness I smelled...unsurprised to learn it's Italian).

    Ok, here were the...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I would be very interested to hear where you land with it. It’s fascinating to see how various noses I’m somewhat familiar with interpret it, whether they enjoy it, think it’s novel or not, etc.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Yes, I think that's fair, and it has made this a fun thread to follow.

    Reviewers are never going to entirely agree on anything, but to your point, such a wide array of basic impressions seems to...
  91. Re: Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    I think I need to try this. I am oddly compelled by the smell of clear packing tape.
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    I have a sample of Givenchy Pi Air (1 star "ginger musk") that I've been meaning to try out...so I will go with that.

    Ginger musk sounds pretty ok to me.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I was pondering this the other day. How is this pricing trend possible, across the board?

    People who are apt to spend $260 for 50ml of an esoteric niche brand are probably pretty familiar with...
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    Re: Rip git

    I think just replace “dated” with “classic” and probably everyone’s happy.

    Seems like the term “dated” often refers to more recently elapsed styles or trends, while classic is reserved for things...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Balenciaga Pour Homme
  96. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    This feels right. I personally tend not to think of things in terms of “dated” or not, but in terms of where they fit in the flow of fragrance preference evolution, how points along that evolutionary...
  97. [CONUS] Re: Spring Cleaning. Some fancy stuff, some unique cheapies.

    bump
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Patou Joy parfum, last of my sample.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Syncing with Nosey in Aramis.

    Sadly I am stripped of straps and strops.

    Been awhile since I last wore it. Whew! The opening takes large strides.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Ha!

    Me: Look at this ridiculous logical pretzel!!

    You: Umm your bottle’s upside down there, buddy.



    Guess I just like my sprayers concealed!
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